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Watkin Jones submit plans for Heriot Watt student residences

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June 17 2014

Watkin Jones submit plans for Heriot Watt student residences
Welsh developer Watkin Jones has submitted plans for the creation of a 450 bed student housing development at Heriot Watt University’s Riccarton campus, following hot on the heels of the university’s Christina Miller halls of residence.

Designed by Fletcher Joseph architects the latest scheme seeks to impart a sense of place to the scattered estate of buildings by providing a high density solution whilst maintaining existing sightlines.

The new halls will be clad in a combination of brick, render and composite panels.

In their design statement Fletcher Joseph wrote: “The proposal aims to provide a contemporary campus village environment which will create its own identity while still taking inspiration from the surrounding landscaping, topography and materials they use to distinction is emphasized by the extension of the Estate walks and the creation of a new public space in the centre. These features make the accommodation a new point of focus within the campus.”

Subject to planning the scheme will move on site in January 2015 for completion by July 2016.
A social hub and rooftop gardens will be incorporated
A social hub and rooftop gardens will be incorporated
The new development is intended to foster a village environment
The new development is intended to foster a village environment

2 Comments

monkey9000
#1 Posted by monkey9000 on 17 Jun 2014 at 14:53 PM
Wonderful work, The Heriot Watt students will sure be inspired by the glory of their accommodation and how it seamlessly reacts to the topography of the surrounding landscape! Right up there with Churchill and Robinson College.
Outraged of Milngavie
#2 Posted by Outraged of Milngavie on 19 Jun 2014 at 09:39 AM
This is a dismal bland across the landscape, perhaps I'm missing the finesse of the detail...

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